Accession Number : AD0819549

Title :   MODELS FOR MINIMIZING THE LOSS FROM SHIP GROUNDINGS AND COLLISIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Henry,John Archie , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Ship groundings and collisions have a cruel way of scuttling mariners, the most seaworthy of the lot as well as those not so seaworthy. These incidents have plagued seafarers down through the years, and the unending stream of high-placed appeals to eradicate them attests to the problem's ever-present urgency. In the expectation of reducing these unnecessary incidents and their associated costs, the writer develops a definitive model of the incident problem yielding direct relationships between selected critical parameters. These parameter relationships are to be used to develop training and administrative techniques to minimize losses from ship groundings and collisions. Additional models are also proposed for study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER TRAFFIC, *SAFETY), (*MARINE TRANSPORTATION, SAFETY), DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COSTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THESES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE